This timely study deals with the heating and cooling ofbuildings using innovative systems that can reduce fossilfuel and electric energy requirements by as much as 80 percent.Emphasis is placed on thermal storage, utility rate structures,peak load problems, and cogeneration of heat and powerin small-scale applications. The first several chapterstreat promises and problems of solar energy use for efficientcomfort conditioning. Other contributions deal with thesocial implications of future energy efficiency requirementswith a focus on the community.
"List of Figures -- List of Tables -- About the Editors and Authors -- Introduction / WalteP G. Berl -- 1 Community Energy Systems: The Promise of Tomorrow-- Gerald s. Leighton -- 2 Simulation of the Community Annual Storage Energy System / W. Richard Powell -- 3 The Application of District Heating Systems to U.S. Urban Areas / John Karkheck and James Powell -- 4 A Review of the HUD Total Energy Experience and the MIUS Program / Jerome H. Rothenberg -- 5 Economic Aspects of Choosing Comfort- Conditioning Modes / Robert Thomas Crow -- 6 Electric Utility Load Hanagement / Robert G. Uhler -- 7 Conventional and Solar Community Energy Systems / Henry Kelly, David Claridge, John Furber, and John C. Bell -- 8 The Effect of Solar Heating and Hot Water Design Strategies on Future Market Acceptance / Gerald E. Bennington and Peter C. Spewak -- 9 Optimal Design of Seasonal Storage for 100% Solar Space Heating in Buildings / Ronald 0. Mueller, Jqseph G. Asbury, Joseph V. Caruso, Donald W. Connor, and Robert F. Giese -- 10 A Combined Solar Electric and Thermal 195 House System / Karl W. BBer -- Summary -- References -- Comments"